A brand-new hydrogen refuelling station is now open for business in North Vancouver, Canada.
Opening as part of a partnership between Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) and 7-Eleven, the new station marks the third in HTEC’s refuelling network.
Located on Exit 17 on Highway 1 at 7-Eleven’s Esso-branded service station in the Westview Shopping Centre, the new station will serve Canada’s growing fleet of hydrogen vehicles.
“Partnerships are the driving force behind the development of Canada’s first network of hydrogen fueling stations,” said Colin Armstrong, President and CEO of HTEC.
“We are proud to work with 7-Eleven Canada to expand the possibilities for the drivers of hydrogen electric vehicles to travel beyond Metro Vancouver and explore other parts of the province.”
In addition to North Vancouver station, HTEC and 7-Eleven have also started construction on a second station, which will open on Vancouver Island later this year.
The two companies are together expanding the network into the Okanagan with a station set to open in Kelowna next year. All three 7-Eleven Canada stations will operate at sites where Esso-branded fuel is sold.
Commenting on the new opening and the partnership’s upcoming plans, Bruce Ralston, British Columbia’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, said, “Investments in clean energy infrastructure are a great example of CleanBC in action.”
“Supporting the addition of another station in BC’s hydrogen station network demonstrates the Province’s commitment to making zero-emission transportation more convenient and available for British Columbians as we transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy systems.”